A special group of men and women – from bankers and business owners to marketing executives and community leaders/volunteers – was enlisted to help craft a magazine that is interesting and informative.
501 LIFE is designed with individuals in the 501 area code in mind – from Van Buren and Cleburne counties in the north to Garland and Hot Spring counties to the south. A quality publication in content and appearance, 501 LIFE is unique in Central Arkansas and meets an unmet need.
If you live in one of the counties with a 501 area code, then this magazine was created with you in mind.
Central Arkansas is rich in history, full of culture, and brimming with stories to be told.
With accurate and interesting features and a strong visual component in print and on our website, the magazine has widespread appeal and draws readers from throughout the state.
Welcome to a new way to look at and celebrate life in the 501.
Levi Gilbert is 501 LIFE’s associate editor, which simply means he does a little bit of everything. Levi lives in Conway with his wife, Brittany, and their three children.
Mike Kemp is a Conway-based portrait and commercial photographer. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Arkansas Professional Photographers Association, and specializes in making people look their best. You can find Mike's work at mikekempphoto.com.
Donna Benton is a maker of custom home furnishings and specializes in classic painted finishes for antique and vintage furniture. You can see her work at WaterHouseMarket.com.
Recognized throughout the state as an accomplished chef, Don Bingham has authored cookbooks, presented television programs and planned elaborate events. He is the former administrator at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.
Brittany Gilbert is a former FACS teacher at Maumelle High School. She and her husband, Levi, have three children and live in Conway.
Laurie Green is a longtime 501 resident and one-half of The Green Team lawncare business she shares with her husband, Will. Weekends are spent as a greeter and a lifegroup leader at NLC in Greenbrier.
Linda Henderson is a lifelong resident of the 501. On the weekends, she and her husband, Jim, travel the 501 and other areas of Arkansas. They have found the 501 has so much to offer for weekend fun and beauty to photograph.
A native of Conway, Vivian Lawson Hogue graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in art education. A retired teacher, she worked in the Conway School District for 23 years.
Susan Peterson holds a PhD in education and taught at the University of Central Arkansas and Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
Bob Reising retired from the University of Central Arkansas in December 2013 after more than six decades in education. He and his wife, Judy, live in Conway.
A long-time Conway resident, Beth McCullough Jimmerson is the marketing coordinator for Conway Corp. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas.